Mayo potato grower honoured at the Bord Bia All Ireland Potato Championships

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Claremorris’s Margaret Prendergast claimed third place in the Bord Bia All Ireland Quality Potato Championships for her local potatoes. The competition, held at the Tullamore Show, is designed to increase the level of awareness among growers of what constitutes a good quality potato. It is estimated that a total of 9,800 hectares of potatoes are grown by an estimated 540 growers in Ireland.

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$13 million investment for Creganna Medical Galway

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Creganna Medical, part of TE Connectivity, has announced that it is to invest a further $13 million in its Galway facilities to enable the continued growth of the company’s medical device business in Ireland.

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The search has begun to find Ireland’s National Enterprising Town

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Castlebar, Ballina, and Claremorris are competing in the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition with a total prize fund of €110,000. Bank of Ireland’s national competition to find the country’s most enterprising town is set to reach its climax, with 78 entries from 31 local/city authority areas vying to be crowned Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprising Town Winner 2017. The bank acknowledges the huge level of support from local authorities all over Ireland for this very important competition. By entering the National Enterprising Town Awards Competition, each town/city village/urban area has an opportunity to focus on the strengths of its town and to present its town in the best possible light with a common voice.

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Just a few days left to nominate a friendly business

Fri, Aug 04, 2017

JCI Mayo and the Bank Of Ireland this week held an information evening for their Friendly Business Awards 2017 in the Bank of Ireland Castlebar. The JCI Mayo Friendly Business Awards seeks to recognise the important role played by small and medium businesses in the continuous development and improvement of our economy and local communities.

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EUROSPAR launches defibrillator at every Mayo outlet

Fri, Aug 04, 2017

EUROSPAR Belmullet and EUROSPAR Swinford have launched a new community initiative defibrillator at every EUROSPAR supermarket, which aims to provide a life-saving defibrillator outside their stores. 

RTÉ’s Michael Lyster was on hand to help launch the initiative this week at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin with Malachy Hanberry, EUROSPAR managing director and David Menzies, co chair and medical director, Cardiac First Responders Ireland. Michael suffered a cardiac arrest in 2015 and had to be resuscitated by the National Ambulance Service using a defibrillator, so he fully understands the importance of publicly accessible defibrillators in our communities. He said, “I’m delighted to help launch the defibrillator at every EUROSPAR Supermarket initiative as this equipment can really mean the difference between life and death. Having a defibrillator in a public space raises the profile of heart disease and ensures that people know where to find one when an emergency occurs. I look forward to the day when each EUROSPAR has a defibrillator in place.”

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Eight per cent increase in number of Mayo companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Mayo companies are taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the annual report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting over 60 learning networks nationwide, reveal that the number of businesses accessing subsidised training in Mayo grew by eight per cent, with over 315 businesses investing in their staff across a range of sectors.

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A-Chill Refrigeration, getting it done

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

A-Chill has over 20 years combined experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry While learning their trade it was very apparent to the guys from A-Chill that while customers were seeking high quality workmanship, reliability was just as important. This is what they brought to A-Chill to make them stand apart from their competitors.

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Mayo engineering firm lands national award for Belmullet renewable energy project

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

An innovative renewable energy contract in Belmullet has secured a major national award for a Mayo-based mechanical and electrical engineering contracting firm. Sean Horan Ltd, founded 40 years ago, has just been awarded the Plumbing & Heating Magazine renewable project of the year award for 2017.

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Mayo family business selected to share story about living and working in the West at SeaFest

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

A family business from Mayo has been selected to represent the West of Ireland at SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival. Mother and daughter Marjorie and Maebh O’Malley of Achill Island Sea Salt will speak about their experiences of living and working in Mayo at a dedicated LookWest.ie Marquee.

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Top west of Ireland businesses unite to launch Sales Professionals Network

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Sales professionals in the West of Ireland finally have a network to help them learn and share their experiences across industries. The first event of the Sales Professionals Network took place in the Portershed, Galway and was attended by over 150 sales and marketing professionals working in the West of Ireland. A formal launch of the Sales Professionals Network will take place in the coming months.

The Network was born from the Regional Skills West forum (regionalskills.ie) which identified professional sales across multiple disciplines as a skill which seemed to be deficient in industry across the region. Regional Skills Forum Manager Claire Hurley said, "It’s great to see the work of the forum coming to life and to have such a fine group of individuals and businesses involved in driving this network forward.”

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Mayo company Portwest launches new store in Killarney

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Portwest, Ireland’s only manufacturer of outdoor leisurewear and clothing, has opened a new 3,000 square feet shop at 94 New Street, Killarney. The Mayo based company is a family run business which was founded in 1904.

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Three mayo companies shortlisted for startup awards

Fri, May 12, 2017

Bank of Ireland has announced the 96 companies shortlisted for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 with three Mayo businesses nominated for awards. The competition, now in its sixth year, recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 13 categories including digital, health and healthcare, food and drink, retail, fintech and technology, with the awards taking place in the Mansion House in Dublin on Thursday next.

Mayo business Make a Mark has been shortlisted in the Emerging Startup category while Ballina business Pure Glan Food has been shortlisted in the Food and Drink Entrepreneurial Startup and Product and Manufacturing Startup categories. Big Red Barn has also been nominated in the Product and Manufacturing Startup category. Category winners of the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards will go on to represent Ireland in the prestigious European Startup Awards which will take place later this year.

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